Charger by Asaba and Mr. Leo: A Story of Sacrifice and Love, on Afrobeat
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Cameroonian music is always a delight to the ears, and when two amazing artists come together, the result is nothing short of magic. Such is the case with the latest release “Charger” by Asaba and Mr. Leo.
The official video of this song, which was released on April 8th, 2023, has been gaining massive attention in the African music scene.
Artists: Asaba ft Mr Leo
Visuals by: Dr. Nkeng Stephens
Written by: Mary Asombang Asaba & Nsobunrika Leonard
A Beautiful Story of Love and Sacrifice:
“Charger” is a beautiful story about two people ready to sacrifice all for the love they have for their child, even though they are not together anymore. The song speaks to the common issue of broken families where parents tend to forget their duties to their children because of the bitterness of a failed relationship.
Asaba, who posted about the inspiration for the song on her social media handle, speaks about how the wake-up call for them was seeing their daughter transform from a happy and sweet little child to a bitter and reserved kid.
Melodious Voices and Fantastic Chemistry:
As the song “Charger” opens, Mr. Leo’s melodious voice takes the lead with an afrobeat-infused tune that immediately sets the tone. The song’s warm vibe pilots the lyrics so well, and Asaba’s smooth voice complements Mr. Leo’s perfectly. It’s evident that these two artists have fantastic chemistry that speaks volumes through their harmonies.
One of the standout features of “Charger” is the live guitar solo that animates as they both sing expressively. The emotional exchange between them is seen from the way they vocalize and clearly indicates that these two used to love each other and still do. It’s a beautiful thing to see how they’ve managed to put their differences aside for the sake of their child, and it’s a testament to their maturity as parents.
What We Dislike:
While “Charger” showcases the artistry of Asaba and Mr. Leo, one downside is that the song lacks a distinct identity production-wise, making it sound familiar to other Afrobeat 9ja tunes. Although the song’s production is seamless, the beat selection is top-notch, but it fails to stand out from the crowd.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t take away from the fact that “Charger” is a beautiful song that speaks to the hearts of many. The song’s message is clear;
Family is gold, and no matter what happens between two people in love, they should never let it affect their child.
The need for co-parenting, which gives a healthy and peaceful environment for the child’s upbringing, is emphasized.
In conclusion, “Charger” is a booming track that is perfect for any playlist and is a great song to listen to during moments of solace. The song’s melody and heartfelt lyrics are a testament to the artists’ talent and their ability to convey real emotion through their music, stemming from their life experiences.
This emotive Afrobeat-infused song captures the essence of love and sacrifice, and whether you’re a fan of the genre or simply appreciate good music, “Charger” is a track that should not be missed.
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